Here's What Cavs Offered Clippers In Failed DeAndre Jordan Deal

Here's What Cavs Offered Clippers In Failed DeAndre Jordan Deal

He hoped to find a third team that would take Shumpert and his $21 million with draft compensation, and have the Clippers get a centre back. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Cleveland general manager Koby Altman had approval from ownership to send this package to exchange for Jordan: Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and the Cavs' 2018 first-round pick. Jordan, an unrestricted free agent in July, stayed put in Los Angeles at the deadline as the Clippers continue their push for a playoff berth.

The Cavs did end up finding a suitor for Shumpert in the Kings.

The Cleveland Cavaliers did plenty before last week's trade deadline. Since the trades, the Cavs have registered comfortable victories against the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder. Altman and Winger agreed to make more calls to try to find a third team to make the deal work. The four new arrivals combined for 97 points (on 51 percent shooting), 28 rebounds, 15 assists, eight steals and four blocks in the two games.

The Cavs' GM met with LeBron James and Altman vowed to make "dramatic changes" to the roster in some fashion, Wojnarowski reported. But that's not all; they've also won four in a row.

The question will be whether Jordan - the two-time Third Team All-NBA and First Team All-Defensive center who manned the middle for a 50-win Clippers team - would have made any difference at all. Frye's expiring contract and Cleveland's first-rounder brought back Clarkson and Nance from the Lakers. So when the deal for Jordan didn't materialize, they would move on.

A starting lineup with James, Jordan, Hill, J.R. Smith and (eventually) Kevin Love sounds formidable.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers were close to finalising a deal for DeAndre Jordan ahead of the February 8 NBA Trade Deadline, according to a new report. What's more, he had to decide: Were the Cavaliers motivated to extend Jordan's contract at over $100 million? According to Wojnarowski, that's the risk Altman was willing to take.